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The average rate of contribution by U.S. Black and Hispanic workers to employer-sponsored retirement plans is roughly 40 per cent lower than that of white workers, according to a new working paper by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management. The paper examined responses from more than 12 million respondents aged 24 to […]

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  • February 21, 2024 February 20, 2024
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An article on the Canada Revenue Agency’s guidance for how employers must determine the province of employment for remote workers was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the top five human resources, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week: 1. CRA clarifying how employers must determine province of employment for remote workers 2. Quebec’s amendment […]

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  • February 16, 2024 February 15, 2024
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An article on the Ontario Court of Appeal’s affirmation of a $1.5 million punitive damages award was the most-read article on BenefitsCanada.com this week. Here are the top five human resources, benefits, pensions and investment articles of the past week: 1. Court of Appeal upholds $1.5 million punitive damages award in LTD claims case 2. N.B. transferring 5 public […]

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  • February 9, 2024 February 8, 2024
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The Quebec government’s removal of the maximum annual amount that can be paid to people aged 55 and older with a variable benefit account tied to a defined contribution pension plan or with a life income fund is part of a broader push to provide retirees with more flexibility to draw on their locked-in retirement savings […]

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario’s revised proposed guidance on retroactive adverse amendments for pension plan administrators is inconsistent with existing case law, the wording of the Pension Benefits Act and the principles of statutory interpretation, said the Association of Canadian Pension Management, in an open letter. The FSRA’s proposed guidelines aim to provide greater […]

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  • February 5, 2024 February 9, 2024
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An article on the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association’s priorities for the coming year was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com this past week. Here are the top five human resources, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week: 1. CLHIA focusing on improving pharmacare, rare disease drug coverage in 2024 2. Majority of Canadian employers expecting […]

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  • February 2, 2024 February 1, 2024
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Legislation that mandates the transfer of five New Brunswick public sector defined benefit pension plans to a shared-risk model goes into effect today. The Pension Plan Sustainability and Transfer Act, which received royal assent in December, will impact more than 7,800 active members enrolled in five plans serving school board and nursing home employees and […]

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In the coming year, the Association of Canadian Pension Management is looking forward to the possibility of participating in final consultations on policies and legislation determining variable payment life annuities, says Todd Saulnier, a principal at Mercer and president of the ACPM board. The 2023 federal budget proposed amendments to the Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985 […]

Alberta’s public-sector pension plans reassuring members amid worry over ministerial order

Just a fifth (22 per cent) of Albertans say they support the province’s plan to leave the Canada Pension Plan in favour of a provincial plan, down from 27 per cent last October, according to a new survey by Leger Marketing Inc. The survey, which polled more than 1,000 Albertans, found while 40 per cent […]

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  • January 30, 2024 January 29, 2024
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An article on the funded position of Canadian defined benefit pension plans was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the five top HR, benefit, pension and investment stories of the week: 1. Average DB pension plan’s funded position on solvency basis up in November: report 2. Decision raises questions about dependent contractors’ entitlement to reasonable notice […]

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  • January 26, 2024 January 25, 2024
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